Monday, November 18, 2013

First Offering

I’m happy to offer for sale this modern quilt entitled Modern Anthology.

An anthology is a story and a closer look at the blue fabric strips tells a bit of the story of the creation of the world – from the seas to the heavens, the fish to the stars.  This quilt is approximately 59”x74” which is a perfect size for snuggling up with on the couch. (I have extensively field tested this size of quilt myself.)
The fabric, all high quality quilting cotton, was purchased at Keep Me In Stitches quilt store in Appleton, as was the pattern. Keep Me In Stitches was not the quilt store that started it all for me but it is certainly one of my favorites with a fresh selection of modern fabrics and fashion forward samples and patterns.

The backing fabric is by In The Beginning fabrics and is called Chickadee Cornflower – another reference to the creation anthology. This same fabric is also highlighted as the accent in the binding.

I machine quilted this quilt using a Handi Quilter long arm quilting machine that I rented from The Quilting Connection in New London. The pantograph design is called Curli Q. I used Legacy premier quilt batting in an 80/20 cotton/poly blend. I washed the quilt in cold water and tumble dried it on low. It has a beautiful soft and crinkly feel typical of well-loved and antique quilts.

Here are some close-ups.

This quilt is for sale at $225. Buyer agrees to also pay shipping and insurance fees. If you are interested, have questions or would like more photos, please leave a comment on this post. All comments are moderated by me and do not appear until I approve them. If you choose to not have your comment appear, please indicate so in your comment. Quilt will be sold to first interested party in the order that comments are received. Quilt is a one-of-a-kind quality hand crafted piece and thus may have slight imperfections. No warranty is expressed or implied.

Thanks for your interest in my blog and my work. Watch for some purses for sale to appear here soon.

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Random Thoughts:

  1. The food you cook at home gets boring when you always eat at home. The ancillary to that is food eaten out gets boring when you eat out too frequently. Balance is good.
  2. I am super excited to have our kids visit us for Thanksgiving. One is coming home on Tuesday and the other late Wednesday. And my family is coming Thursday for our traditional Thanksgiving celebration. Expectations are high for a guest appearance of idyllic. Probably asking for too much.  :P

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